Five Questions with Lisa Baronio, Chief Advancement Officer, UMKC and President UMKC Foundation

As asked by Jean Peat, APR, Director of Communications, UMKC Foundation

On June 17, we welcomed new UMKC Foundation president Lisa Baronio to the UMKC family. As she begins her role in leading fundraising and advancement for the university, we’d like to help you get to know her a bit better. Continue reading “Five Questions with Lisa Baronio, Chief Advancement Officer, UMKC and President UMKC Foundation”

Announcing New UMKC Foundation President

Lisa Baronio will be the university’s chief advancement officer

After conducting a nationwide search, a new president of the UMKC Foundation and chief advancement officer of UMKC has been named.

Lisa B. Baronio, EMBA, will lead the efforts of this independent nonprofit organization to encourage gifts and bequests to promote academic achievement, foster research and elevate intellectual pursuits at UMKC. She will begin her duties on June 17. Continue reading “Announcing New UMKC Foundation President”

Honoring Conservatory’s History while Growing Funding is Priority for Interim Dean

By Shannan Henderson

When Diane Helfers Petrella, D.M.A., was asked to step in as interim dean for the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, she was thrilled to find a new way to serve the 105-year-old institution, one that has established a regional, national and global standard of excellence in the performing arts. Continue reading “Honoring Conservatory’s History while Growing Funding is Priority for Interim Dean”